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Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften Security Added to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft today announced partnerships with Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften to integrate their threat protection services into the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service.

Microsoft Touts Tools for Planning Window 10 Upgrades

Microsoft demonstrated today how its "free" Windows Analytics tools can support getting ready for Windows 10 deployments.

Survey Finds Organizations Still Using Older Microsoft Office Editions

Most organizations (82 percent) typically use the premises-installed Microsoft Office productivity suite products, according to an industry survey of 1,168 IT pros.

Microsoft Highlights Fall Windows 10 Internet of Things Perks

Microsoft today described Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) "fall creators update" features that were added.

Office 2019 and New Microsoft Server Products Planned for Release Late Next Year

Microsoft's various 2019-branded server products are planned for release in "late 2018," according to a recent talk.

Surface Pro LTE Advanced Laptop Shipping in December

Microsoft's coming Surface Pro laptop with Long Term Evolution (LTE) Advanced connectivity will ship in "December 2017," the company announced today.

Microsoft Advises Change to Active Directory Federation Server

Organizations using Azure Active Directory with federation should make a configuration change to take advantage of newly added resilience improvements, Microsoft advised late last week.

Microsoft Adds Intune Troubleshooting Portal

The Microsoft Intune service, as managed using the Azure Portal, now has a new troubleshooting capability, Microsoft announced this month.

Skype Room Systems Products Starting To Sprout

Microsoft this week announced progress with Skype Room Systems (SRS) products built by its hardware partners.

Cloud Revenue Growth Helps Microsoft Beat Quarterly Expectations

Microsoft on Thursday reported $24.5 billion in revenues for its first FY18 quarter, more than $1 billion higher than analysts had forecast.

Certified Skype for Business Phones Expected To Work with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft this week gave assurances that phones certified to work with its Skype for Business Online service will continue to work when capabilities get transitioned over to the Microsoft Teams service.

Microsoft Ends Kinect Camera Products

Microsoft is no longer manufacturing Kinect cameras, according to a press account today, citing Microsoft officials.

Microsoft Previews Managed Kubernetes on Azure plus Georeplication Service

Microsoft today announced previews of new services aimed at making Kubernetes on Azure easier to manage for developers and IT pros.

Microsoft Outlines Skype for Business to Teams Roadmap Plans

Microsoft today described some of its upcoming roadmap milestones for bringing Skype for Business capabilities into Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Adds Migration Help for Older Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Policies

Microsoft issued a reminder today that IT pros should switch Azure Active Directory conditional access policies that were created using the "classic" Azure portal to policies supported by the new Azure Portal.

Windows Server Version 1709 Lacks Storage Spaces Direct

Windows Server version 1709, released earlier this week, doesn't include Microsoft's highly touted Storage Spaces Direct capability.

Microsoft Outlines New Visio Online Plan Options

Microsoft this week said it was announcing the "general availability of Visio Online, including two new subscription plans: Visio Online Plan 1 and Visio Online Plan 2," according to a Microsoft spokesperson, via e-mail.

Microsoft Releases First Update to New Service-Enabled Windows Server 2016

Microsoft on Tuesday released Windows Server version 1709, its first "semiannual channel" release for organizations wanting to get new operating system releases at a faster pace.

How To Get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft today released the Windows 10 fall creators update, which is broadly available.

Hackers Actively Exploiting Latest Adobe Flash Hole

On Monday Adobe alerted the public that attackers are taking advantage of a remote code execution security vulnerability in its Flash platform in Web browsers.

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